so the chart is only taking account the 46% that are supports and they chose not to show the remaining. they also chose not to make the %`s very misleading if they had changed it to equal 100% (by roughly doubling the current stats).

So is it saying that 8% of Democrats, 11% of Republicans, and 27% of Independents in Florida support Chiles? Because if it means that all of Chiles supporters are distributed among those three groups in those percentages it doesn`t make sense because it doesn`t add up to 100% of the electorate who support Chiles. The title of the graph is a bit ambiguous.

the percentage is a sample, they didnt do the population as a whole that would be way to costly so based on the sample they get the percentage, the +/- 4 percent is how much the graph could be off in a whole population

I`m going to theorize an explanation for this stupidity. I assume this graph is actually supposed to add up to 50% (minus 4% = 46, which is what it actually adds up to) because it`s a subset of a different graph that showed the other 50%. So let`s say the first graph shows 50% of Florida supports Chiles, this second graph shows what that 50% is made of. There, I killed your buzz with my maths.

@Xerasia Actually, this is Central Florida Channel 13 news. It has no affiliations with FOX... actually, it`s affiliated with CNN. It runs exclusively on Bright House networks... which if I recall does not run in Tampa. You`re thinking of Tampa`s myfox channel 13. Different logos, different companies.

@Baalthazaq- They`re not voting on supporting Chile (as in the country). It`s a poll determining which parties (and percents) are voting for Bud Chiles, who was the Independent bid for the Florida gubernatorial race. So, for everyone making fun of Florida`s "indecisiveness" - it actually makes sense for Independents (as in the party) to be voting for an Independent candidate. Bud Chiles has since dropped out of the race, though.

it was probably just breaking down a percentage`s percentage. like out of the population of florida voters, the percentage of chiles voters were either those 3 parties.

A pie chart takes numbers, and makes a total, that is out of a percentage.

Those numbers can be dollars. The dollars don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

Those numbers can be people. The people don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

those numbers can be percentages. The percentages don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

54% of people in Florida, didn`t support Chiles. Therefore they`re not on the chart. This is perfectly acceptable.

Just like not all the money in the world needs to be in a pie chart about money. Not all the people in the world need to be in a pie chart about demographics.

Not all the people in Florida need to be in every pie chart about Florida. Even if they`re being represented as a percentage of a larger total than the scope of the pie chart.

The pie chart is still incorrect. If you do use percentages in a pie chart, they should add up to 100%. The pie chart is representing 100% of this guy`s supporters, not 100% of the total voters for all candidates. So out of all the people that support this guy, x% are independents, y% are republican, and z% are democrat, which should all add up to 100%. A pie chart for all voters for all candiates would show that this one candidate got 46% of the vote, and other candidats got the other 54%.

What they probably did is take the percentages from the entire pool of voters and mashed them together in a pie chart. What the data actually said was probably that 27% of ALL independents were voting for this guy and 8% of ALL democrats, and so on.

For this to work, they should have just used numbers instead of percentages. That would probably have been a better representation of the actual data.

Understanding of statistics and mathematical charts and

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They need to include the 54% with no answer... (lulz)

... Wait, what?

Sorry everybody we just don`t have any more!

you might want to look again. fox isnt even involved

... Wait, what?

>> They`re saying that, were this graph correct, it would be accurate to within 4%. i.e. there is 4% breathing room with the stats.

so based on the sample they get the percentage, the +/- 4 percent is how much the graph could be off in a whole population

There, I killed your buzz with my maths.

Though the pie pieces do fit those percentages... unless the program that generates them just did that automatically from the type.

Otherwise 58% could have voted "These polls are stupid!" and they didn`t show that... :P

Somehow, without even seeing your post, I knew somehow it was Fox...

What exactly is the problem here?

They`re not voting on supporting Chile (as in the country). It`s a poll determining which parties (and percents) are voting for Bud Chiles, who was the Independent bid for the Florida gubernatorial race. So, for everyone making fun of Florida`s "indecisiveness" - it actually makes sense for Independents (as in the party) to be voting for an Independent candidate. Bud Chiles has since dropped out of the race, though.

46% of Florida supports Chile.

WTF IAB?

46% of Florida supports Chile.

WTF IAB?

shouldnt make up a whole pie chart though

A pie chart takes numbers, and makes a total, that is out of a percentage.

Those numbers can be dollars. The dollars don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

Those numbers can be people. The people don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

those numbers can be percentages. The percentages don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

54% of people in Florida, didn`t support Chiles. Therefore they`re not on the chart. This is perfectly acceptable.

Just like not all the money in the world needs to be in a pie chart about money. Not all the people in the world need to be in a pie chart about demographics.

Not all the people in Florida need to be in every pie chart about Florida. Even if they`re being represented as a percentage of a larger total than the scope of the pie chart.

Put in 4 numbers. (27%, 8%, 11%, 54%)

Make a pie chart out of 3 of them. It has no problem. This is intentional. This is correct.

You are getting the `data` percentages with the pie chart percentages.

If I were to replace those percentages with numbers of people, you wouldn`t have a problem. What is so different about percentages?

Basically, this guy is getting 46% of the vote.

The pie chart is still incorrect. If you do use percentages in a pie chart, they should add up to 100%. The pie chart is representing 100% of this guy`s supporters, not 100% of the total voters for all candidates. So out of all the people that support this guy, x% are independents, y% are republican, and z% are democrat, which should all add up to 100%. A pie chart for all voters for all candiates would show that this one candidate got 46% of the vote, and other candidats got the other 54%.

What they probably did is take the percentages from the entire pool of voters and mashed them together in a pie chart. What the data actually said was probably that 27% of ALL independents were voting for this guy and 8% of ALL democrats, and so on.

For this to work, they should have just used numbers instead of percentages. That would probably have been a better representation of the actual data.

Understanding of statistics and mathematical charts and